Children need to ask God's forgiveness when they break His rules and
God Makes Adam:
God wanted someone to love, and someone who would love Him back. And
so God took some clay from the ground and made it into the shape of a man.
God then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man
became a living soul. God was very pleased for everything He had
created was very good, and He had done a perfect job!
God named the first man Adam and wanted man to keep Him company and look
after the beautiful garden of Eden. This garden was full of many
wonderful things, and beautiful plants and flowers grew everywhere.
Birds sang in the trees, and streams bubbled merrily over pebbles and
watered the plants. God brought all the animals to Adam to see what
he would name them and Adam named every one! Do you think he did a good
God felt sorry for Adam and said, "Adam needs someone to share his life
and care for him, and someone he can love and cherish." And so
that night God took a rib from Adam's side and made a woman.
When Adam awoke the following morning, what a surprise he had!
He found a lady named Eve lying asleep beside him. Adam was so
happy when Eve smiled at him, that she became his wife!
God told Adam and Eve that it was their job to take care of the garden.
God blessed them and said, "All this is for you, but never touch
the tree in the middle of the Garden. That tree gives knowledge
of good and evil. The day you eat its fruit, you will die."
Lucifer was one of God's beautiful created angels who lived in Heaven.
But he became very proud of his beauty and wanted to be like
God. Because of this, God had to cast him out of Heaven
(Isaiah 14:12-15), and he became Satan, the devil.
Ever since that happened, he has been angry with God. He hates
everything that is good, and he tries to spoil God's beautiful plans.
He saw how satisfied and happy Adam and Eve were, so he said,
"I'm going to spoil God's plan for man." He knew that if he
could cause them to do wrong, they would never live forever with God.
Satan came into the garden in the form of a snake one day. Eve was
gathering fruit for a meal when she heard a silky voice behind her say,
"Has God told you that you can eat the fruit from all the trees?"
Eve turned around to see a snake talking to her. Eve answered,
"God told us we can eat all the fruit except for what grows on the
"Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil."
"I don't think such lovely fruit will do you any harm," lied the snake,
"You'll be just like God and be able to decide what is right and what
is wrong." If you were the slivery snakey snake, how would you say
Well, the woman looked at the fruit and thought how good and tasty they
looked. She thought it would be wonderful to be as wise as God and
believed the snake's lie and ate some of the fruit. Suddenly she
felt guilty because she had disobeyed God and knew she'd done something
very wrong. Eve picked some more fruit and took it back to Adam
and he ate the fruit as well. Pretend you are Eve and say to your
neighbour, "Darling, I picked some fruit for your lunch. You must
try them - they are delicious!
A change came over Adam and Eve for they had disobeyed God and they became
unhappy and fearful. Sin came into their hearts and from then on,
they would get cross, want their own way and think sinful thoughts!
God had created them with beauty, but now they were ashamed of their
bodies as they were no longer clothed in God's special way. Eve
probably complained, "Oh Adam, I'm all naked! Make me some clothes
from these leaves".
They quickly picked fig leaves and made clothes like aprons to wear.
Later that day the Lord came into the garden to visit them, and when they
heard God calling them, they hid in the bushes. But, God knew where
they were and asked them if they had eaten from the tree that He had told
them not to touch. "It's the woman's fault!" snapped Adam, "No, it's
the snakes's fault!" sobbed Eve. They blamed each other for their
disobedience and sin.
The Result of Disobeying God:
God punished the snake for deceiving Eve. He said that from then on,
it would be cursed and would crawl on the ground. Because Eve didn't
obey God's rule, God punished her. She would have pain when she gave
birth to babies, and her husband would rule over her.
God punished Adam for his disobedience and one day he would die and be
buried in the ground. There would be thistles and weeds, and man
would need to work hard to grow food from the soil. All these
punishments came to pass and have been this way ever since Adam's time.
God was sad that Adam and Eve had disobeyed Him. He made them clothes
from animal skins, and then put the man and woman out of the garden.
God had an angel with a flaming sword stand guard at the entrance
to the Garden of Eden so Adam and Eve could never enter again. But,
God left them a wonderful promise, that at the right time He would send
the Saviour to the earth.
God made rules to protect us, but we all have broken God's rules and
disobeyed God. Sins are when we disobey God, like telling lies and
being naughty. Satan told lies to Eve, and tries to deceive us as
well. He wants to make us sin, and say and do wrong things.
But God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us and take our punishment for
everything we have done wrong. Adam and Eve had the choice whether
to obey or disobey God, and we also must make the choice whether we will
What must we do if we disobey God and do wrong things? (Let the children
). Yes, we need to ask God to forgive us and make us
clean inside again.
Jesus loves you so much and wants you to invite Him into your heart so that
that you can be one of His dear children (John 3:16). You could ask
Jesus right now to forgive you for all the sin and wrong things you
have done. That will make God very happy!